Salam was founded in 1998 in Zichuinchor, Senegal.
At that time Thierno Barry played at cultural evenings and at the Alliance Franco/Senegal, together with another guitar player.
Thierno wanted more, however, so he started an adventurous journey, alone with his guitar. He moved to Abéné, a small village near Casamance river, where he met a fabulous percussion player. A new Salam was born.
Current members of Salam:
Thierno Barry : vocals and guitar
Diakass : percussion and vocals
Ajji Boj : guitar and vocals
Various guests perform with Salam from time to time.
Salam is inspired by the sounds of the Casamance.
The rich musical traditions of the Mandinka and Diola tribes have a large influence on the style of Salam. A style they call African folk themselves.
Salam fight for world peace through their music,
they warn us for the dangers of drugs
and they sing about love
Peace and love, oneness of heart and soul for everybody.
CD track listing:
Download from http://www.wmrecordings.com
Contact Salam in Senegal:
Thierno Barry - Tel: 00221 936 96 58
Contact Salam in the Netherlands:
Renée Nieuwenstein - Tel 038 4216857
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